Friday, October 02, 2015

October Challenge - Theme and Sketch!

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Hello, fellow creatives! It's a new month which means it's time for a new challenge. We'd love for you to create and link up your projects based on this month's theme, sketch, or both -- you've got the whole month of October to play :o)


And here's our fun sketch to get inspired by as well:


(voted by the design team)
Prize: $15 gift certificate or choice of two (2) standard-size (5x7) ARTplorations stencils if the winning project has STAMPlorations products; $10 gift certificate or choice of one (1) standard-size (5x7) ARTplorations stencil if the winning project doesn't have STAMPlorations products
+ Guest Designer spot in the December 2015 Challenge
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Top Picks
(voted by the design team)
Prize: $5 gift certificate or choice of two (2) digi stamps
+ Guest Designer spot in the December 2015 Challenge should they decide to use STAMPlorations images (digis or clear stamps) in their projects.

Winner and top picks will receive a personalized STAMPlorations guest designer watermark and a personalized guest designer badge to display on their blogs.


This month, we have two (2) talented cardmakers guest designing. For this post, we're showcasing Lydia Evans. You'll meet our other guest designer, Ann Chuang, when we feature her in our mid-month challenge post on October 16. I hope you can check out the blogs of our guest designers. You'll not be disappointed and we're thrilled to have them here on the blog this month! :o)

Guest Designer LYDIA
Lydia created a project based on the theme

Now here are the projects by the STAMPlorations girls. Hope you'll come visit their blogs to read about how they made their projects and for more inspiration!

Sari's project features the theme (blue and white) and sketch

Wei Wei's project features the sketch

Julie's project features the sketch

LauraJane's project features the theme

Tenia's project features the sketch

Becca's project features the theme (purple and teal) and sketch


Please keep in mind our simple guidelines:
  • Link up any type of project(s) based on the theme, the sketch, or both.
  • You must use stamps in your project(s) -- rubber, clear, or digi from any company. Non-STAMPlorations stamps are OK (although please don't link up a project you've created for the sole purpose of promoting another company; those projects will be deleted.)
  • Link up to 6 entries and link up to as many other challenges as you want.
  • Link directly to your blog post, not to your main blog. (This makes it easy for us to find and comment on your entry.)
  • If you have word verification turned on, our design team may not be able to leave a comment, so please consider turning it off.
  • Link back to this challenge post (not just our main blog) to encourage others to play too. Entries not linking back to our challenge will be deleted.
  • Link up by Saturday, October 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).
  • Have fun creating your project(s)!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls


  1. What a fabulous layout! Love all of the gorgeous inspiration cards!

  2. What a fabulous sketch ladies - this one has really inspired me! Thanks for this fabulous challenge and fantastic inspirations from the multi talented DT Karen x


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